ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court on Friday said the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) doesn’t have the right to humiliate judicial officers.
While hearing a case, the judge observed that the top adjudicator has the right to overturn or uphold the rulings of other judges but lacked the right to humiliate them.
Justice Siddiqui appealed to CJP Mian Saqib Nisar not to issue personal or derogatory remarks against judges who he said commanded equal respect.
Lately, an additional district and sessions judge in Larkana made headlines after the chief justice of Pakistan reprimanded him and threw his cellphone for keeping it in the courtroom.
Gul Zameer Solangi tendered his resignation saying he “suffered deep anguish and injury to his self respect” after the incident.
He submitted his resignation to the registrar Sindh High Court. He wrote: “Due to humiliating behavior of honourable…which was widely aired in the electronic, print and social media. I have suffered deep anguish and injury to my self-respect and dignity therefore I am unable to continue my job with your esteemed organization.”
CJP praises Sindh govt for state of cleanliness in Karachi
KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday showered praise over the Sindh government for the state of cleanliness in Karachi, saying there has been improvement in the metropolis credit of which goes to the provincial government.
The chief justice, who headed a larger bench of the apex court, was hearing a case pertaining to the water and sanitation woes of the city at its Karachi registry.
Petitioner Shahab Usto said Karachi is heavily deficient in water as it faces a shortage of 260 million gallons of water every day, which is likely to be eased by the end of this year.
He said new schemes with regard to provision of potable water to denizens are being executed under supervision of the Supreme Court-appointed water commission.
Justice Nisar said monsoon rains are coming and asked what is the condition of storm water drains which he said were clogged with trash.
At this, Mayor Waseem Akhtar said work to clean drains is underway at fast pace and the situation is getting better.
The chief justice granted one-month time to the mayor to clean the storm water drains and warned of stringent action upon failure to comply with court orders.
General elections will be held on time, reaffirms chief justice
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday reaffirmed that the upcoming general elections will be held on time and that if anyone cherishes a thought about delay in the polls should get it out of their mind.
“If anyone had the thought that elections could be delayed by two to three months should get it out of their mind,” chief justice said while hearing a petition of the Workers Party with regard to electoral reforms.
He said nominated candidates could face hardships and make excuse for delay in the polls if the old nomination forms are restored. Therefore, he added, he desired that the elections be held as per schedule.
The top judge further said the code of conduct for the general elections has been devised with a consensus which cannot be changed.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in its reply stated that after the Election Act 2017, the commission worked out a new code of conduct for the polls with consensus of all political parties.
The hearing of the case was adjourned till July 25, 2018.
A day earlier, the chief justice categorically stated that the polls will be held on July 25. “The ECP will be solely responsible if the elections are delayed,” he warned.
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